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Violence Prevention

I. Violence and Threats of Violence Prohibited

Macomb Community College will not tolerate violence or threats of violence on campus. Unless privileged by law, any person who intentionally injures or threatens to injure another person on campus, or intentionally engages in a course of conduct which would cause a reasonable person to fear for his/her personal safety on campus and in fact causes a person to fear for his/her safety on campus, shall be subject to discipline, prosecution, civil commitment, and other appropriate action. This policy of zero tolerance extends to threats of injury and threatening courses of conduct made or occurring 1) off campus if there is reason to believe that violence may occur on campus or 2) in jest if a reasonable person would apprehend the threat or course of conduct as serious and the person who is the subject of the threat or course of conduct believes it to be serious.

II. Reporting of Violations and Protective Court Orders

All employees of the College who are subjected to or witness violent acts or threats of violent acts in violation of this policy are required to report them to the College by immediately contacting the College Police Department. All other persons who are subjected to or witness violent acts or threats of violent acts in violation of this policy are encouraged to report them to the College by immediately contacting the College Police Department. Persons entering a campus who are protected by court order from violence, threats of violence, stalking, harassment, or other interference from another person must provide a copy of the order to the College Police Department as soon as practicable upon issuance of the order.

III. Response to Violations

The College Police Department shall respond to all violations of this policy in accordance with its procedures. As soon as practicable after receipt of a report of violation, the Department shall convene a meeting of the ad hoc threat response team to assess the report and take appropriate action. The ad hoc threat response team shall consist of representatives of the College Police Department; the Office of Human Resources; the Dean of Student Success if a student is alleged to have violated this policy; the labor organization representing the bargaining unit of an employee alleged to have violated this policy; and other persons appropriate to the circumstances.

Approved by the Board of Trustees
Macomb Community College
May 20, 1997
(Reviewed by Office of General Counsel, December 2011)